Cape Town- from Khayelitsha stadium, Amasosha marched painting the streets of Khayelitsha blue, a symbol of hope in a community that is engulfed by poverty and crime.
The participants could not hide their excitement and joy as they walked along the streets attracting amazed gazes from bystanders. “Kwenzeka ntoni apha (what is happening here)?” one of the bystanders asked as the crowd walked passed.
Amongst those who participated in the walk was Springbok Women Captain Babalwa Latsha who was very happy to be part of such an event “I have never attended anything like this before.” Latsha went on to say that, it is important for people to take care of their health as much as they take care of their spiritual.
Prince Thulani Zulu, deligation from Amahlubi clan, Kayemb Uriel Nawaj from the DRC and Professor Ditalamane Hebie from Burkina Faso.
It is an unusual occurrence especially in the township to see a magnitude of people parade the streets without being violent and displaying belligerent behaviour.
The 6km walk ended at Mandela Park where the family picnic started. Children were spoilt for choice as games were galore.
The elderly were treated to a full body massage which was administered by the old age home RCG group.
A game of table pool took place between President Sibisi and the founder of the Dr S.B Radebe Foundation, Dr Prophet Radebe went head to head with the prophet winning the game.
Mtn, icom, Toyota, Absa and Fnb were amongst the many sponsors that were present at the health walk and fun run.